User password trouble - SOLVED -
ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Mon Jul 19 06:06:04 UTC 2010
On Sat, 2010-07-17 at 12:32 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Mystery solved!
> The keyboard has failed!
> Typing the password characters after the root prompt shows one key
> does nothing, not even a blank space!
Yes, I've been caught by that, before. It's even more of a problem with
some GUI systems. On a CLI-only system, you're quite likely to notice a
key going bad. But if you rarely type, and mostly point and click, you
mightn't get any noticeable hint about a key starting to fail.
[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
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